We’ve long complained that there seems to be a Starbucks on every corner in the U.S. and apparently they have the same problem in Westeros.
Smack dab in the middle of the celebratory drinkathon after saving Winterfell sits a take-out coffee cup among the flagons alcoholic beverages.
What we wonder is why it isn’t a bright pink Dragon Drink, an actual beverage the caffeine-pushing coffee shop introduced days after “Battle of Winterfell’ aired last week. OK, that product placement might have been too obvious.
Yep, some eagle-eyed fan spotted the cup, posted on social media and all Frappuccino broke loose:
- “They really took 2 years to make 6 episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene of #GameofThrones.’
- “Give me the oral history of the Starbucks cup in the frame!!!’
- “The Winterfell Starbucks cashier isn’t ready to write Dany’s name on her coffee cup.’
And no, there is no prop bet on what the beverage is (but a good guess would be something with extra milk for Tormund), but there is one on BetOnline on whether HBO will make this goof again:
Will We SeeAnother Cup Of Coffee By The End of Season 8?
- No -6000
- Yes +1500
Late Monday afternoon, HBO responded to coffee cup-gate issuing the statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.’
“Game of Thrones” art director Hauke Richter, who reached out to industry publication Variety, said it’s not uncommon for items such as coffee cups to end up misplaced on set, go unnoticed and appear in the final cuts of movies and TV shows.
“Things can get forgotten on set,’ he wrote. “[The coffee cup error has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.’
Beyond the coffee cup blip, there were major plot developments and a few prop bets unfortunately fulfilled last night. Last warning, here be spoilers!!!!!
In a pistachio-sided nutshell:
- Arya didn’t seem to be getting the credit she deserved for killing the Night King, harrumph! She rejects Gendry and prepares for the next battle.
- Vomiting is not celebrating. We agree.
- After an awkward drinking game, Jaime and Brienne hookup.
- Overall, not a good night for Daenerys who mourned Jorah all while struggling with the fact her nephew/lover is the one who should be on the throne afterall. She tells Jon Snow not to tell anyone, and, of course, he spills in 3, 2, 1 … Things just go downhill from there for the Mother of Dragons.
- With eyes set toward King’s Landing and Cersei, the battle strategy continues to blow with a division of forces on sea and land. Jon Snow leaves on horseback with nary a pat on the head for Ghost, sniff. And Arya departs with The Hound.
- The sea “battle,’ if that is what you want to call it, ends tragically. Yes, Rhaegal is lost when Euron massacres him with a giant Scorpion (crossbow) and the dragon falls into the sea. This, unfortunately satisfies the BetOnline prop bet of who is next to perish on “GOT.’ Rhaegal odds were +500.
- Then, in some sort of “Avengers: Endgame’ time leap, Dany and crew are suddenly facing Cersei at King’s Landing with no Jon in sight. And we realize Missandei has been captured. Yeah, this isn’t going to end well.
- Tyrion marches toward the castle and demands his sister, what, surrender? Why, she’s more than winning.
- The beloved Missandei is beheaded (“next to perish” on BetOnline +1500) but not before uttering “Dracarys,’ seemingly advising Dany to burn King’s Landing to the ground. Cersei smirks.
Only two episodes left, “GOT’ fans. May we suggest a Starbucks run? (Too soon?)